Coming Home by Patricia Scanlan
for Christmas

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Two sisters ... two very different lives.

Alison's American dream is in tatters. Her highflying career is on the skids and her Upper East Side apartment is now way beyond her means. But pride prevents her from telling her family back home just how bad things are.

Olivia is fraught trying to juggle family, career, preparations for Christmas and organize a surprise party for their mother's seventieth birthday. How she envies, and sometimes resents, her sister Alison and her life of excitement and affluence in New York.

Coming home for the holidays is the last thing Alison wants to do, especially now that she's met a rather attractive neighbour. But family ties are strong. Alison and Olivia must sort their differences, throw a party and Christmas might just bring changes for Alison that she could never have imagined …

About Patricia Scanlan

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Patricia Scanlan is the Series Editor and contributing author to the Open Door series. She teaches creative writing and is involved in adult literacy programs in Dublin and throughout Ireland.
Published November 6, 2014 by Simon & Schuster UK. 177 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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